iPractise GRE Vocabulary: Written iPhone App Review
Right on the heels of our review of the iPractise English Grammar app from developer Globile is another popular higher education app, iPractise GRE Vocabulary. The GRE, Graduate Record Examination, is a standardized test required for admission to many graduate programs in the United States. Students interested in such higher education often spend a lot of time preparing for this important exam and apps such as iPractise GRE Vocabulary are one of the many study options available. However, unlike many other GRE prep-tools, this is loaded with vocab quizzes, conveniently located in iOS app form, and readily available through iTunes for just $1.99. Interested? Read on!
Like the English Grammar app also under the iPractise banner, iPractise GRE Vocabulary functions as a mini quiz and game app. Basically, you’ll work your way through various difficulty levels, attempting get 70% or more correct along with 3 stars to advance. There’s a timer and a Hint option available as well if you get stuck-but, beware, using the Hint will take away from the stars you can earn on each round.
iPractise GRE Vocabulary really features an astounding amount of material to use, with 1230 questions. As any avid student will tell you, the more quiz and practice questions available, the better one can be prepared for an exam. Also fairly impressive is the sheer number of vocabulary “culled from past GRE tests”, at 1230 words according to the developer.
Lost? Just tap the Help tab and figure out how to get the most out of this useful GRE study app. Of course, most users won’t have a problem with this. The simple and straightforward layout of iPractise GRE Vocabulary really makes studying on the fly a breeze and hassle free. Graphics are sharp and professional, contrasting well enough to keep my attention focused on the screen during study sessions. There’s also catchy sound effects (can turn on or off as needed) that help focus your attention on iPractise GRE Vocabulary as well.
Having a large and varied vocabulary is an absolute necessity for the GRE, and it also help for success throughout life. Being able to recognize key words and put them with definitions or use them appropriately will certainly help you in scoring better on the GRE. I was impressed with the array of questions and quizzes packed into this little app, all for just $1.99. If you are a student and looking to brush up on your vocab skills prior to taking the GRE, I definitely recommend trying out this handy app, iPractise GRE Vocabulary, today!
iPractise GRE Vocabulary iPhone app requires iOS 4.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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